Lot 1602 o1869, 1¢-2¢, 6¢-12¢ with "Hiogo, Japan" cancellations, group of five stamps, each with "Hiogo, Japan" double-circle cancellation; few faults including 1¢ trimmed, F.-V.F. and rare group used in Japan.
Scott No. 112-113, 115-117; $4,700 Estimate $400 - 600.
Lot 16031869, 2¢ brown, without grill, full o.g., centered to upper right with design clear of perfs, fresh with rich color, F.-V.F. for this, a very rare without grill variety with approximately a dozen examples known including a block of four, many many of which are faulty and/or cutting into the design; signed with W.H. Colson handstamp, with 2020 P.S.A.G. certificate.
Scott No. 113b $14,000.
AN EXTREMELY RARE SOUND ORIGINAL GUM EXAMPLE OF THE 2¢ PICTORIAL ISSUE WITHOUT GRILL.
Lot 16041869, 3¢ ultramarine, vertical two-thirds used as 2¢, pair of one thirds tied by grid cancel to small piece of Luray, Va. tax document, Very Fine and rare, Scott retail $10,000 for use of vertical two thirds on cover, ex-Green; with 1988 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 114c Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 16051869, 3¢ ultramarine, diagonal two-thirds used as 2¢, bottom right two thirds tied by cork cancel to small piece of Luray, Va. tax document, Very Fine and rare, Scott retail $10,000 for use of vertical two thirds on cover, the more common vertical bisect is known on similar documents; with 2006 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 114c var. Estimate $750 - 1,000.
Lot 16061869, 6¢ ultramarine, part o.g., fresh with strong bright color, Fine.
Scott No. 115 $2,500.
Lot 1607 o1869, 10¢ yellow, well centered with bright color, cancelled by U.S. Postal Agency at Nagasaki Japan "Cross" cancel, Very Fine and choice example; with 1997 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 116 Estimate $300 - 400.
Lot 16081869, 15¢ brown & blue, type II, slightly disturbed o.g., rich vibrant colors, Fine and scarce.
Scott No. 119 $2,750.
Lot 1609 ()1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine, without gum, rich colors and wide margins, Very Fine; with 1986 P.F. certificate.
Scott No. 121 $1,450.
Lot 1610 o1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine, exceedingly well centered within unusually wide margins, strong colors, cancelled by bold strike of U.S. Postal Agency at Shanghai Circle of Wedges cancel, Extremely Fine and choice.
Scott No. 121 Estimate $500 - 750.
Lot 1611 o1869, 30¢ ultramarine & carmine, nicely centered with rich colors, cancelled by bold U.S. Postal Agency at Nagasaki, Japan "Broken Cross" cancel, Very Fine and choice strike; with 1990 P.F. certificate (declines opinion on origin of cancel, although clearly in error).
Scott No. 121 Estimate $400 - 600.